Adrian is a General Partner at Safer Made, a venture fund investing in companies and technologies that create safer alternatives for people and the environment and reduce exposure to harmful chemicals. Before holding this position, he was Principal of Elm Street Ventures and served as a board observer on the board of AxioMx, Inc. Prior to joining ESV in 2012, Adrian was a senior associate at Connecticut Innovations (CI). While at CI, Adrian served as a board observer for Solais Lighting, Sustainable Real Estate Solutions, and Thetis Pharmaceuticals. He also worked on CI’s investments in HistoRx, Oxford Performance Materials, Biorelix, Queralt, Grey Wall Software, Stone Creek Entertainment, and Precipio Diagnostics. Before CI, Adrian interned with seed venture capital fund Launch Capital and with FE Clean Energy Group.
Adrian also previously worked in corporate finance and strategy in diverse industries including insurance (The Hartford), consumer goods (Diageo Guinness USA), pharmaceuticals (Eli Lilly), and investment banking (ABN AMRO Securities). Adrian holds a Master of Environmental Management degree from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and an MBA from INSEAD (France).